Kitchen Lighting Can Be Both Useful And AttractiveKitchen Lighting Can Be Both Useful And Attractive

If you would like to add drama and interest to a room, lighting is one of the best tools that you can use to contribute to the ambiance of a space. You can highlight it, and define it using many different types of lights such as pendant lighting, recessed lighting, or even rope lighting. Of course, your best option is to install your specialty lighting when your home is being built but sometimes that isn't possible, especially if you purchase an existing home. Don't be discouraged though, as many different types of lighting projects can be easily added to a room. If you are a home handyman, you should be able to accomplish most lighting projects on your own, but if you're not, hire a qualified electrician to do your specialty lighting. Remember, it's good practice to always check with your local building department to ensure you have the proper permits and your kitchen lighting, bathroom lighting or whatever project you undertake meets local inspection standards.

One favorite trick of designers is to uplight a room. Using pendant lighting or some inexpensive fixtures with only a simple plug-in is required. There are several different and unique discount lighting fixtures available including small adjustable halogen fixtures that can do wonders for a room. You can set these behind a plant or on top of a special piece of furniture or even behind furniture to throw light on a wall or any other special area in that room.

Another great way to do kitchen lighting is to use under-cabinet lighting that brings light directly to a work surface. This job is best left to an electrician as some specialty switching may be involved. You are best off to have your specialty kitchen lighting operating from one switch. And finally, lampshades, although they are somewhat dated, it is amazing what you can do with them in a room. Tricolored shades can be worked in with your d?cor as might a shade that is lined with a metallic finish. You are limited only by your imagination when it comes to installing specialty lighting in that special room!

by Terry Price
References and Bibliography

By Terry Price- Vist- -for all of your specialty lighting fixtures. Under cabinet lighting, sometimes referred to as under valance lighting, is enormously useful especially over kitchen counter and eating areas.

Rated:NR/0 Votes
Add To My Article Reading List
Add To My Article Reading List
Print Article
More Article By Terry Price
More Article by Terry Price
More Articles From Interior Decorating
More Articles From Interior Decorating
Related Articles and Readings
Find The Look Youre Going For In Living Room Decor By: Anne Clarke
If you need living room d?cor there are dozens of items that will work perfectly for your living room. Whether you want an elegant look, a more modern style or if you are going with some sort of motif, there are many kinds of living room d?cor to choose from.Whether ...
Upholstery Upkeep By: Batsheva Vaknin
Upholstered armchairs and sofas are comfortable and attractive additions to any home. When neglected, however, upholstery can quickly turn into next year's yard sale's featured item. Help the upholstered furniture in your dining room, living room, family room and bedroom last for years and years, by getting to know the ...
Nostalgia Tips and Things By: Jo Godden
The tips have started rolling in - (and a dose of nostalgia with them).An unusual one from Mrs Lewis of Wiltshire. She used her old tights (legs only) for crocheting bath mats, and, whilst the crocheting bug was still with her, used up the rest of her old tights by ...
Becoming the Alpha Male How to Light Up a Room with Your Confidence By: T Wright
When you enter a room, you need to be aware of the kind of entrance that you make.You can't just slink submissively into the room. On the other hand, you can't assault everyone's senses and announce that you have arrived.Neither of those will do.When you enter a room, you need ...
Decorating Idea Growing a Room By: Nell Frances
Some decorators prefer to plan a room with long-term needs in mind, and wish to create a space for their child that will ?grow? with them easily and inexpensively.Your practical nature doesn't need to stifle your creativity. By learning how to identify alternative functionality in furniture and accessories you can ...
The information provided in this article and/or the comments is the sole responsibility of their respective authors and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of  does not endorse any article and/or comments published by our web users unless otherwise noted. 

Member Panel

login to submit articles and more


  • » Active Categories: 419
  • » Active Articles:252096
  • » Active Authors:32163
  • » Active Members: 35787
  • » Statistics Updated:
    - Sat Aug 11th, 2018 01:04PM EST